pork green chile stew

★★★★★ 1
By J. White Harris
from Gallatin, TN

This is my version of pork green chili stew. My family and friends say it’s absolutely delicious. This recipe has been a winner at a couple of chili cook-offs. I often get requests to make this chile.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 to 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pork green chile stew

  • 4 lb
    pork butt or shoulder, cut into small dice
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 3
    yellow onions, diced
  • 2
    green bell peppers, diced
  • 2
    anaheim or poblano chiles, diced
  • 2-3
    jalapenos, seeds removed, and finely chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 lb
    tomatillos, peeled, roasted, chopped, and pureed in a blender in chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    coriander seeds, crushed and soaked in a scant amount of water
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1
    bunch cilantro, cleaned and chopped
  • 4 c
    chicken stock
  • 2 can
    (10-oz) rotel tomatoes or 1 (16-oz) can stewed tomatoes mexican style

How To Make pork green chile stew

  • 1
    Season the pork meat generously with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat and brown pork chunks well in small batches, on all sides. Remove pork and put into a large Dutch oven.
  • 3
    Discard fat and place the onions and peppers in the same skillet and sweat over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until limp, about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add all of the chiles and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more.
  • 5
    Add the Sauteed vegetables, pureed tomatillos, dried herbs, RoTel tomatoes, and cilantro to the meat. Cover with the chicken stock, bring to a boil, then reduce to a slight simmer. Cook for 2-3 hours uncovered or until the pork is fork tender.
  • 6
    Adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with red rice for a delightful contrast.
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